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NBA Matchup - Cavaliers Bulls Odds Preview

Chicago BullsCleveland Cavaliers
7-7November 30, 2013, 07:30 | Quicken Loans Arena4-12

The Cavaliers hope to be unwelcoming hosts on Saturday as the Bulls pay a visit to Quicken Loans Arena in NBA betting action.

The Bulls will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 6-8 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Cavaliers are 3-13 ATS. Chicago is 5-9 against the total, while Cleveland is 6-10 versus the number. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Chicago Bulls vs Cleveland Cavaliers Odds and Stats.

The Bulls were listed as -3-point favorites at many online sportsbooks (including Sportsbook.ag), with the total listed at 181 earlier in the day (check BetOnline for updates during the day).

It's a betting matchup between the No. 29-rated Cavaliers and the No. 18-ranked Bulls, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 88-79 result in favor of the Bulls.

Last time out for Chicago, they were a 99-79 winner as they battled the Pistons on the road. The Bulls covered in the match as a 3.5-point underdog, while 178 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Chicago cruised to victory on Wednesday, running Detroit out of the gym and running up a 99-79 score at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

In their last action, Cleveland was a 103-86 loser on the road against the Celtics. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (189) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Cavaliers got 21 points from Dion Waiters, but it was Boston that prevailed in a 103-86 final on Friday at TD Garden.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Cleveland's No. 27-ranked offense, averaging 92.19 PPG, against a Bulls defense that ranks No. 4 at 91.79 PPG. The Cavaliers field goal percentage has averaged 41.54% so far, less than the Bulls shooters have achieved on the year, 42.68% per game.

Next up:
Chicago home to Charlotte, Monday, December 2nd
Cleveland home to Denver, Wednesday, December 4th